Meat Lovers may find it disconcerting their favorite foods are attributed to so many problems... yet HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. And arming people with the truth is the WAY to true freedom. A quality product could be judged by the following characteristics:
Manure Runoff from the Lagoons and Application of phosphorus fertilizer
Dung dust that migrated away from the feedlots and comprised environmental injustice to nearby communities.
Discharges of toxic water pollution from the slaughterhouse
Antibiotics wasted and cost of resistant infections.
Cropland, fertilizers and Agrichemcals used on feed crops
Cancer Hazard designation (at WHO ad IARC) for processed meats (Class 1) and Red meats (class 2)
Pain of animals due to slaughter and mutilation
confinement systems employed
Slaughterline speed and OXFAM declaration of concern for worker conditions at the slaughter plants
Dioxin and other fat-soluble pollution present
Cost of hospitalization related to slaughterhouse worker lacerations and depression
Cost of Toxic Algae blooms in response and lost economic activity due to strain on tourism
Cost in lost productivity due to Obesity and chronic illness